> RPM by default has one installation path, /usr/bin, that is the
> problem. Move that to /usr/local, and grow RPM itself from the inside
> to recognize "base" packages and put them where they belong, that might
> be ok. (actually, this can be done in the package .spec file itself,
> which may be the ultimate solution, simple to do, and easy to move the
> default for the rest of the packages, I may try that on a full install
> if I have time someday).
WHAT? I'm sorry, but this is simply patently false. "Red Hat RPMs"
default to /usr/bin, but "RPM" does NOT default to ANY installation
path. None. You have to run ./configure in your spec file with your
own options. You have to list your files based on where you put them.
And even after you do all *that*, you can still relocate the package
somewhere else in many cases.
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